Tried to stay out of this thread, but I'll bite...Hiroshima_Morphine wrote:Hokicake wrote:Also I'm having a situation with this but tubes situation because the buttstock will need a tube and there's all these different kinds but most of them I see don't include the two little things for that screw on and there's all these different kinds and these brand names that are way expensive I think that they should be for a tube so I just want to get like a generic one that's cheap because it's always going to be covered up anyway and you never going to see it so what's the point in a fancy tube but what kind will fit
Its actually called the 'gas tube'. Yes, it does go into the butt stock. Yes, you do need one for the other to work. But all of the parts and components fit together to complete the gun, so why should these two parts be sold together?
You will never see the tube? Maybe- that depends on the stock. If you get a folding or adjusting stock, it will be exposed. But if you opt for the classic style, it will be hidden.
Should you pay more for one? That is personal preference. I'll keep my Dos Centavos to myself.
You're confusing gas tube with buffer tube...
Re: how pretty the gun looks, if that's your primary concern, you probably shouldn't build it yourself. A rifle is a tool...and like any tool it can have devastating effects if improperly assembled or used.
Spend your money on a well built factory weapon and as much professional instruction as you can afford. At the very least, read all 300+ pages of the AR build thread (in this very forum) and watch videos from professional entities like Midway, Brownells, etc. before worrying about what logo or color scheme would look best on your build.
Your time is a valuable commodity...spend it on learning before doing.